Robert Van Scoyoc

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Robert Van Scoyoc
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 6
Hitting Coach
Born: 1985/1986 (age 32–33)

Robert Van Scoyoc (born 1985 or 1986) is an American professional baseball hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB).


Van Scoyoc attended William S. Hart High School in Newhall, Santa Clarita, California,[1] graduating in 2005.[2] and played college baseball at Cuesta College, describing his play as "pretty mediocre".[3]

Van Scoyoc began his coaching career in 2008, working with youth hitters in the Santa Clarita Valley and as a part-time assistant coach for Valencia High School.[2] From 2010 to 2011 he was the hitting coach and recruitment coordinator for San Diego Christian College.[2] After that he teamed with Craig Wallenbrock to mentor numerous college and professional hitters. They worked with J. D. Martinez in 2013, helping him to improve his swing.[3] He was a hitting consultant for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2016 to 2017,[4] and he helped Chris Taylor improve his results with changes to his swing.[5] The Arizona Diamondbacks hired him before the 2018 season as a hitting strategist[4] before he returned to the Dodgers as their major league hitting coach for the 2019 season.[6]


  1. ^ Negri, Landon (May 22, 2004). "No happy ending for 'Hawks baseball". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "We would like to introduce TZA Academy's Hitting Coach". TZA Academy. January 18, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Piecoro, Nick (October 7, 2017). "The coaching duo behind J.D. Martinez's dangerous swing". Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Diamondbacks hope for edge with hitting strategist Robert Van Scoyoc". Retrieved November 28, 2018.
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  6. ^ Gurnick, Ken (November 28, 2018). "Ebel, Van Scoyoc join Dodgers' coaching staff". Retrieved November 28, 2018.
Preceded by
Turner Ward
Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach
Succeeded by